Subject: Re: rc.d script for adding static ARP entries
To: Nino Dehne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/2005 09:52:17
On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 01:25:26AM +0200, Nino Dehne wrote:
> Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> >The format of this file is very easy:
> > hostname ether_addr
> > 126.96.36.199 00:12:bf:02:b4:ff
> I think ethers(5) is not meant to be fed into arp -f. arp -f expects
> hostname ether_addr but ethers(5) is ether_addr hostname.
Ah, you're right. I didn't know /etc/ethers had a meaning already on
NetBSD. arp -f can take any file, I just choose /etc/ethers because it's
the default on Linux. It can be any other file.